“The Spider” tops UFC 183 salaries

Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was the top earner at this past weekend’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas.

“The Spider” earned a disclosed payday of $800,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz in the evenings main event.

The Stockton slugger, Diaz, made a disclosed $500,000 for his efforts on Saturday night.

The full UFC 183 payouts included:

Anderson Silva: $800,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Diaz: $500,000

Tyron Woodley: $139,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)*
def. Kelvin Gastelum: $21,000*

Al Iaquinta: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Lauzon: $36,000

Thales Leites: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Boetsch: $52,000

Thiago Alves: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $22,000

Miesha Tate: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
def. Sara McMann: $25,000

Derek Brunson: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $47,000

John Lineker: $35,700 (includes $21,000 win bonus)+
def. Ian McCall: $22,300+

Rafael Natal: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Watson: $16,000

Ildemar Alcantara: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Richardson Moreira: $8,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Andy Enz: $8,000

* – After missing weight Gastelum fined 30 percent of purse, which was awarded to Woodley
+ – After missing weight, Lineker fined 30 percent of purse, which was awarded to McCall

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